Smashing Security

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

244 episodes of Smashing Security since the first episode, which aired on December 20th, 2016.

  • 195: Selene Delgado Lopez is not your friend, with Jon Bentley

    September 10th, 2020  |  50 mins 8 secs
    cars, education, facebook, hoax, iot, patching, zoom

    The Gadget Show's Jon Bentley joins us to discuss the mystery of a Facebook friend you never requested, software updates for the Mercedes S-Class, and risks in the online classroom.

  • 194: Carry on droning

    September 3rd, 2020  |  48 mins 19 secs
    bitcoin, cryptocurrency, drones, malware, tesla, vulnerability

    A Bitcoin bungle causes one user to lose millions, hackers attempt to bribe a Tesla employee into infecting the company's network, and are we ready for a sky full of drones?

  • 193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns

    August 27th, 2020  |  58 mins 57 secs
    albion college, bridgefy, cia, coronavirus, crackas with attitude, cwa, kane gamble, privacy, shampoo, tracking, vulnerability

    Whatever happened to Crackas with Attitude, perfidious Albion College's approach to locking down Coronavirus, and the Bridgefy mesh messaging app falls down when it comes to security.

  • 192: Ritz and robocalls - with Rory Cellan-Jones

    August 20th, 2020  |  49 mins 27 secs
    contact tracing, coronavirus, robocall, scam, the ritz

    A scam involving restaurant bookings at The Ritz is suitably sophisticated, the second wave of UK coronavirus testing apps, and we take a look at one of the biggest studies ever into the scourge of robocalls.

  • 191: We are on the bird

    August 13th, 2020  |  54 mins 14 secs
    byte, hacking, password, privacy, satellite, tiktok, triller, video game

    Can a video game help your company's staff choose stronger passwords? Why might satellite-based internet communications be bad for security? And what are the alternatives to TikTok?

  • 190: Twitter hack arrests, email bad behaviour, and Fawkes vs facial recognition

    August 6th, 2020  |  48 mins 40 secs
    facial recognition, fawkes, getemails, hacking, ogusers, privacy, twitter

    Special guest Geoff White can't resist using the podcast to promote his new book, "Crime Dot Com", but other than that we also discuss the creepy (and apparently legal) way websites can find out your email and postal address even if you don't give it to them, take a look at how the alleged Twitter hackers were identified, and learn about Fawkes - the technology fighting back at facial recognition.

  • 189: DNA cock-up, Garmin hack, and virtual kidnappings

    July 30th, 2020  |  49 mins 2 secs
    australia, china, cryptocurrency, dna, dridex, evil corp, garmin, genealogy, golden state killer, kidnapping, malware, ransomware, tracing

    Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What's the story behind Garmin's ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two.

  • 188: Dinner with Elon Musk and Kris Jenner

    July 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    binance, coinbase, coronavirus, cryptocurrency, elon musk, hacking, kanye west, russia, stalkerware, twitter, vaccine

    Who stopped Twitter's hackers from stealing more money? Why are Covid-19 researchers being told to ramp up their cybersecurity? How can you find out if your smartphone is infected with stalkerware? And who does Graham think he is turning down a celebrity dinner invite?

  • 187: Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up

    July 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    contact tracing, coronavirus, data breach, huawei, mgm resorts, password, seminconductors

    Login chaos for England's contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain's Huawei 5G ban, MGM's blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce "Gigabyte."

  • 186: This one's for all the Karens!

    July 9th, 2020  |  49 mins 38 secs
    bec, business email compromise, clipboard, cosmic lynx, fake news, hushpuppi, ios, karen, privacy, senegal

    A high-rolling Hushpuppi gets extradited to the United States, Carole details her problems with clipboards and Disposophobia, and our guest becomes the subject of fake news during the Senegalese election.

  • 185: Bieber fever, Roblox, and ransomware

    July 2nd, 2020  |  47 mins 10 secs
    conspiracy theory, donald trump, hacking, justin bieber, netwalker, pizzagate, ransomware, roblox, tiktok

    Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels...

  • 184: Vanity Bitcoin wallets, BlueLeaks, and a Coronavirus app conspiracy

    June 25th, 2020  |  51 mins 11 secs
    bitcoin, blueleaks, coronavirus, data breach, ddosecrets, elon musk, police, tracing, youtube

    A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades' worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos?

  • 183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay

    June 18th, 2020  |  46 mins 18 secs
    bahrain, coronavirus, ebay, fitness trackers, mars, noel edmonds, privacy, strava, tracing, twitter

    A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you're obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks.

  • 182: Space Force, credit card fraud, and beep-ti-beep

    June 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    credit card, cybersecurity awareness, data breach, devs, knots, privacy, shoelaces, space force, trademark

    Graham finds himself in hot water with a security firm after a data breach, Carole discusses credit card fraud, and we have a pleasant surprise for Thom Langford, who appears to have mostly agreed to be a guest to promote his own podcast.

  • 181: Anti-cybercrime ads, tricky tracing, and a 5G Bioshield

    June 4th, 2020  |  52 mins 22 secs
    5g, booter, coronavirus, ddos, google, nca, stresser, tracing, usb

    Police are hoping to stop kids becoming cybercriminals by bombarding them with Google Ads, phishers rub their hands in glee at the NHS track and trace service, and just how does a nano-layer of quantum holographic catalyzer technology make a USB stick cost hundreds of pounds?

  • 180: Taking care of Clare

    May 28th, 2020  |  46 mins 18 secs
    gps, ios, iphone, location tracking, passwords, privacy, sudoku, tiktok

    On this special splinter episode of the podcast, we're joined by actor and comedian Clare Blackwood in the hope of convincing her that cybersecurity is no laughing matter.